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Thursdays with Tombow!! What's New For 2012!!

This week we are showcasing 
the color Tangerine Tango, which is the color of the year!! Orange is my favorite color and this hue is my second favorite!! Some of my plans for this year is to do more Home Decor pieces. I moved to the US on October and a lot has happened since then, leaving me very little time to make more Home Decor. In my house back home my daughter had a mural and her room didn't need much more to be cute. Now she has the whitest walls in the world and is kind of sad. One of my projects for this year will be to turn that plain white room into a nice and fun environment. I bought this birdhouse with the idea to turn it on a nice decoration.



The first thing I did was testing the Dual Brush Pens on the bottom of the birdhouse and I remember that Sarahlast week gave us a little tip about using the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue first, letting it dry and then using the Dual Brush Pens. She used chipboard but it was worth a try and it worked the same. Using the Mono Aqua Liquid Gluebefore coloring the birdhouse made it much brighter. I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue  on the parts I was going to color with Dual Brush Pens and let it dry. I did laundry while I waited so you probably don’t need to wait overnight. Then I colored the Tangerine and Green parts and let them rest for a few seconds and used a little bit more of the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. After it was dry I measured as best as I could the parts that I was going to cover with paper leaving just a tiny tiny bit extra so I could sand it down later. I used my awesome Mono Multi Liquid Glue to glue the paper on the house. The broad tip helped me spread glue across the surface easily. If there was lots of excess on the paper I trimmed it down with a craft knife and then I sand it down. I used Colorbok Patterned Paper and Cardstock.


The word create is from the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge.  

I wanted to give the illusion of a tiny window and I used the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Tool and a Vintage Setting. 
I also used the Martha Stewart 
Doily Lace Border Punch to add a little detail. 
This fence is also a Martha Stewart Border Punch and I made the three flowers with felt and Mono Multi Glue.  
For the roof I used 7 strips of paper using a 
Recollections Border Punch.

 I loved using the Dual Brush Pens instead of paint, it looks more like a stain which makes it a little bit more realistic and shiny!! I loved all these bright colors together!! 
Hopefully the year 2012 will be bright :) 

This was such a fun project!! 
It made me feel like a kid again!! 
I hope you’ll give Home Decor a try this year!!
I hope you liked this project!!
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3 lovely comments:

Ruth Lopez said...

Jennie esta hermosa la casita!! TFS!
Ruthie
http://myhobbyandart.blogspot.com/

Audrey Frelx said...

This looks great!

Sonia said...

Jennie pero que super hermosa casita, yo quiero una asi je je!
Que sigas creando tantos hermosos projectos.
Boricua Power!!
-Sony